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Released in 1912. This variety is descended from William Paterson's 'Victoria', along with British Queen, Up To Date and Ninetyfold. It was introduced by Dr. J.H.Wilson, who was a private breeder. The Bishop has excellent culinary quality (beautiful appearance, floury texture, good flavour) but they can be low yielding. Alan Wilson says that the tubers were often late and small. The 'kidney' shape is attractive for showing.
The blight susceptibility is high (I'd rate it at 3-4) but in a hot dry sunny year it is an excellent potato to grow.
Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
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